I’ll walk where my own nature would be leading —
It vexes me to choose another guide —

— Emily Brontë

Ric Vrana (1952–2016)

Broken Word was an open mic poetry series that began on Alberta Street before relocating to the basement of the Blue Monk on Belmont, where it was hosted first by Chris Ridenour, then Becca Yenser, and finally if memory serves, had Doug Spangle taking a turn at the end. Then the weekly poetry reading was displaced by belly dancers. C’est la vie, as the saying goes. Continue reading at House Red…


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